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In the spring of 2014, I did what so many young fathers do to earn their good dad badge: I took my family to Disney World! We got to experience the sights and sounds that make Magic Kingdom so… well, magical. As I reflect on that experience, three moments stick out.
First, if you’ve been to Disney, you know that getting a family picture on Main Street with the castle behind you is a must. However, my son Nicholas (then a toddler) wasn’t thrilled about stopping for a photo after being in the most magical place on earth for only two minutes. The second moment was Nicholas trying to feed a giraffe off the hotel balcony. Finally, I’ll never forget the moment when I whispered in Nicholas’ ear, “you can become anything in life if you simply believe” as fireworks exploded overhead. Those tears were real!